Conserving Threatened Species and Communities
|Threatened species and communities occur throughout Victoria, from the Mallee to East Gippland, from the alps to the coast, on land, in rivers and wetlands, and in the sea.
A wide variety of plants and animals is threatened, ranging from the massive Blue Whale to the Eltham Copper Butterfly.
Communities of plants and animals are also threatened, including examples such as native grasslands, rainforests, some woodlands and alpine bogs.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is the Victorian Government department responsible for the conservation of threatened species and communities.
However, DEPI works with a wide range of other authorities and community groups in its efforts to conserve and recover threatened species and communities.
Discover more about DEPI’s work to conserve threatened species and communities:
|Draft Action Statements - Have your say||Draft Action Statements set out proposed measures to conserve threatened species and communities and to manage potentially threatening processes
|Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act||An overview of the key Victorian Act of Parliament dealing with threatened species and communities
|Items listed under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act||An up-to-date listing of species and communities listed as threatened and potentially threatening processes
|Action Statements||View or download current Action Statements via an index; view or download draft Action Statements available for public comment
|Actions for Biodiversity Conservation (ABC)||Information about an new system to record and report on actions and outcomes for threatened species and communities
|DEPI Threatened Species Advisory Lists||The latest authoritative lists of threatened species in Victoria, based on expert opinion
|Threatened Species Education and Information Resources||A range of information including fact sheets and newsletters about threatened species in Victoria|